Sea Kayak to Tropical North Queensland deserted Islands
This trip is currently on hold due to COVID-19
Keen to head to the tropics in early winter for an epic 4-day paddle? Then join us for a unique adventure as we kayak to some remote and uninhabited Northern Queensland tropical Islands, stopping for a bit of snorkelling on the way. These islands offer a magnificent landscape of unspoilt sandy beaches, rugged mountains, waterfalls and dense rainforest, presenting the most spectacular backdrop for our sea kayaking adventure.
- 3 nights camping in tents under the stars in the Family Islands
- 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners & 3 Breakfasts; snacks & hot drinks.
We provide delicious, fresh, healthy meals & nutritious snacks, catering to all dietary requirements.
- Return Private mini-bus between Cairns and Mission Beach
- 2 person Sea Kayaks
- Tents, inflatable mattresses
- Snorkelling gear
- All safety equipment
Day 1 – Cairns to Dunk Island
We’ll meet at Cairns Airport following the arrival of early morning flights. Our chartered mini-bus will take us to Mission Beach, where we will have some lunch and sort out our gear. We will then head out to the warm tropical waters in two-person sea kayaks, over fringing reefs where marine life abounds. It’s likely we’ll see dolphins, sea turtles, rays and many tropical fish.
We paddle for around 4km through the Family Islands to reach our destination of Dunk islands least visited beaches. We’ll then be able to explore some parts of the island, have a swim and relax in this idyllic tropical playground. Your dinner will be freshly prepared, and you’ll be able to gaze at the stars as you hear the gentle lapping of the sea. LD
Day 2 – Dunk Island to Wheeler Island
After a delicious breakfast and refreshing morning dip if you fancy, we’ll pack up camp. On the way we’ll be passing tiny Timana Island and paddling the coastline of Bedarra Island to our destination of Wheeler Island. This lush verdant island will be our tropical beach camp for the next two nights. After a yummy fresh lunch, we’ll set up our camp. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the beach and snorkelling. You may prefer to just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of an uninhabited tropical island for the afternoon. Another delicious dinner will be served, and you’ll be feeling relaxed and into the rhythm of island life by now. BLD
Day 3 – Wheeler Island to ‘The Triplets’ and back
Today we’ll be exploring the outer islands of this group. After breakfast we paddle along the coast of Coombe Island over the fringing reef to visit the further islands of Hudson, Bowden and Smith. These islands are the southern-most islands of the group, also known as ‘The Triplets’, and provide a spectacular view of the peaks of Hinchinbrook Island. Here, we can snorkel off the beach to view the fringing reef and colourful fish.
After a luscious picnic lunch we can spend more time exploring these glistening islands and their stunning granite boulder coastlines before getting back in our kayaks. Back at our beach camp at Wheeler Island we can watch the sunset over the mainland whilst enjoying our meal. BLD
Day 4 – Wheeler Island to Cairns
A hearty breakfast is served, with time for yet another swim before we begin to pack up camp for our final day on the islands. Today we head northwards along the coastline of Bedarra Island to tiny Timana Island. We’ll stop here for a final snorkel or a bit of beachcombing to make the most of our last day in paradise. We’ll then paddle to our final destination of South Mission Beach, then transported to Cairns Airport in time for the afternoon flight. You can head back home having had a restful and restorative expedition in the warm tropical waters! B
GUIDES & SAFETY
WHAT TO TAKE
- runners/comfortable shoes that can get wet
- 3 season sleeping bag
- waterproof raincoat and pants (Gore-tex or similar)
- warm fleece/wool jersey/down jacket (not cotton)
- hiking shirt (quick dry material)
- hiking pants/shorts
- polypro/thermals – top & long-johns
- 2 pairs of socks
- sun hat/cap
- sunscreen and sunglasses
- drink bottles (3 litres, or hydration pack)
- head lamp
- insect repellent
- spare set of clothes
Optional items: Gaiters, travel towel, swimmers, inflatable pillow, runners or thongs (for around camp), binoculars, earplugs, walking poles, camera.
We supply: 2 person sea kayaks, dry bags, inflatable mattresses, tents, cooking equipment, plates/cutlery, first aid kit, safety equipment and maps.
INVESTMENT & INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS
***$1895 per person***
Includes 4-day guided sea kayak adventure, 2 person sea Kayaks, paddles, pfd’s, dry bags, 3 nights camping accommodation , transport by private minibus between Cairns and Mission Beach, all meals as stated above together with healthy snacks, National Parks Permits, first aid kit, safety equipment and cooking equipment.
Excludes sleeping bags, travel insurance (compulsory) and flights
Full payment is required 8 weeks before the date of your adventure.
20 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% refund of full ticket price
Less than 10 days prior to departure – NO REFUND
Deposits are not refunded.
With any outdoor activity, there is an element of risk. Primal Adventures operates in remote, mountainous and marine areas. Risks in undertaking this activity could include hypothermia due to adverse weather conditions, personal injury, or property damage from hiking over rugged and uneven terrain, or paddling in adverse weather conditions.
The staff and management of Primal Adventures take all practicable steps to identify and minimise potential dangers. However you must follow our instructions (and use the safety equipment provided) at all times. Adults accompanying any person under the age of 18 must ensure that the underage person follows our instructions at all times. You must release or indemnify Primal Adventures and our staff against any liability we incur to anyone else, resulting from your failure to follow our instructions or the failure of any person accompanying you under the age of 18 to follow our instructions.
Primal Adventures and their guides reserve the right to make any alterations to the itinerary in the interest of safety, comfort or unforeseen circumstances due to causes such as weather, illness, or misadventure. Every reasonable endeavour will be made to keep to published schedules but no guarantee is given. Primal Adventures will not be held liable for costs incurred by change, delay, or the missing of connecting services.
Primal Adventures reserves the right to exclude a person from a tour at anytime if in the opinion of the guide or operator that person may be likely to risk the health, safety or comfort (including unsociable behaviour) of other clients, him or herself, or the environment. In such circumstances Primal Adventures will not be obliged to offer any refund or transfer of ticket.